Funny stories... tales from the road... life with us.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Who doesn't check the mail chute?

So I dropped something in the mail chute at work today and noticed some other guy's package was caught just inside the door. I noticed this because I always put my package in the drop box and then look to make sure it drops all the way down. Apparently this other guy doesn't bother. Just seems really strange to me that you wouldn't take the extra 2 seconds to watch it fall in.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Matt and Carrie came down for a visit this weekend and brought their new Wii with them! I've wanted to check one out since it launched, so I was pretty excited. Matt had two of the controllers (motion sensing remotes), Wii Sports, Rayman Raving Rabbids, and Warioware Smooth Moves.

Warioware was crazy fun, although (like most of the other games in the series) probably kind of short ultimately. Raving Rabbids had a really cool light-gun style mode where you are shooting plungers at the rabbids. (Yeah It's a strange game.) But we spent most of the time playing Wii Sports. Bowling was the winner from the set of games, although Tennis and Golf are also good ones. The bowling is pretty amazing. You hold the remote like a bowling bowl and go through the real bowling motion. You can even put spin on the ball by twisting your wrist as you 'throw'. And of course the speed at which you swing your arm determines the speed of the ball.

But now Matt and Carrie have left (for Mom and Dad's) and I'm in Wiithdrawal! (See what I did there?)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Poor AJ had a bath

Mom tipped us off that AJ may have been exposed to fleas on our trip home for Christmas and we had noticed her scratching a bit, we weren't certain she had a problem, but we decided we better take some measures to nip anything in the bud. So last weekend we headed over to Wal-Mart and picked up some sort of flea and tick shampoo for cats. Kathryn suggested we lather her up in the kitchen sink, but even though AJ is surprisingly fine with getting wet for a cat I thought we better do this job in a bathroom with the door shut!

Turned out she did handle things very well. Although once she got all wet and lathered up she looked really sad as we held onto her for a few minutes before rinsing off. (The directions said to leave it on for 4-5 minutes for best results.) After giving her the best towel dry we could she ran off to sulk a bit. I tried cradling her in a towel to keep her warm, but she didn't want any of that. But a bit later I manged to get her to settle down under a fleece blanket on my lap and she got pretty warm and dry in an hour or two.

I think she must have had something that the shampoo took care of because she's been a lot more loving since the shampoo. She was never not-loving mind, but she's been noticeably cuddlier since. Oh, and the scratching has stopped.